Incremental Learning in a 14 DOF Simulated iCub Robot: Modeling Infant Reach/Grasp Development

@inproceedings{Savastano2012IncrementalLI,
  title={Incremental Learning in a 14 DOF Simulated iCub Robot: Modeling Infant Reach/Grasp Development},
  author={Piero Savastano and Stefano Nolfi},
  booktitle={Living Machines},
  year={2012}
}
We present a neurorobotic model that develops reaching and grasping skills analogous to those displayed by infants during their early developmental stages. The learning process is realized in an incremental manner, taking into account the reflex behaviors initially possessed by infants and the neurophysiological and cognitive maturations occurring during the relevant developmental period. The behavioral skills acquired by the robots closely match those displayed by children. Moreover, the… CONTINUE READING